NCAAB: Purdue vs. Ohio State Predictions – Sunday, Feb. 18

Purdue Boilermakers guard Lance Jones (55) and Purdue Boilermakers center Zach Edey (15) celebrate after a made shot during the first half at Mackey Arena.
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Purdue vs. Ohio State Predictions – Sunday, Feb. 18

The No. 2 Purdue Boilermakers (23-2) are set to face off against the Ohio State Buckeyes (14-11) in a Big Ten showdown. With Purdue on a 15-game winning streak and Ohio State trying to snap a 2-game skid, this matchup is a tale of two contrasting trajectories. We have your Purdue vs. Ohio State predictions below.

Purdue vs. Ohio State Odds

Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Time: 01:00 PM ET
  • Location: Value City Arena – Columbus, OH
  • TV: CBS

Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends

  • On the road, Purdue Boilermakers are 5 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Purdue Boilermakers are 14 and 9.
  • Against the spread on the road, Purdue Boilermakers are 6 and 3.

Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends

  • At home, Ohio State Buckeyes are 10 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Ohio State Buckeyes are 9 and 16.
  • Against the spread at home, Ohio State Buckeyes are 5 and 11.

Purdue vs. Ohio State Predictions

The Purdue Boilermakers have demonstrated a level of consistency and dominance that makes them the clear choice for a moneyline bet. With a staggering 23-2 overall record and a 15-game winning streak, they are not only the favorites but also the safer bet. Purdue’s offensive firepower, led by Zach Edey, is complemented by their efficiency from beyond the arc, making them a dual threat that Ohio State has struggled to contain this season. The Buckeyes’ inability to secure a road win and their subpar performance against the spread at home (5-11) further solidify the case for Purdue. Additionally, Purdue’s impressive 6-3 record against the spread on the road indicates their ability to perform under pressure in away games.

While Ohio State will have the home-court advantage and a desperate need to turn their season around, Purdue’s overall performance and statistical superiority in key areas of the game give them the edge. The Boilermakers’ top-tier three-point shooting and strong rebounding are likely to challenge Ohio State’s defense, which has shown vulnerabilities throughout the season. Considering these factors, along with Purdue’s strong record as favorites, a moneyline bet on the Boilermakers is the most logical and supported choice for this matchup.

The Pick: Purdue moneyline -375 (FanDuel)